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VL-Automotive Destino

Fisker’s New Owner Wants To Build V-8 Karmas With VL Automotive

The American arm of Chinese auto parts supplier Wanxiang, Wanxiang America Corporation, recently won the rights to Fisker’s assets in a deal valued at $149.2 million, which was approved by the Delaware court overseeing Fisker’s bankruptcy on Tuesday. Information about Wanxiang’s... read more

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2011 Lexus LS 600h L

Lexus Tops Dependability Study In Year Where Average Problems Rose

Lexus has been rated the most dependable brand for the third year in a row in J.D. Power’s annual Dependability study, a feat the Japanese luxury brand has achieved... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
Camry production at Toyota plant in Australia

Toyota’s Planned Exit In 2017 Seals Fate Of Australian Car Industry

Toyota has hit the final nail in the coffin of Australia’s volume auto manufacturing industry with the announcement today that it will stop building cars in the country... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
VW takes part in AdaptIVe autonomous driving research project

Autonomous Car Research Project Kicks Off In VW’s Hometown

A consortium of 29 firms including most major automakers has commenced a research project that will look into the requirements for autonomous driving. Called AdaptIVe... read more February 9, 2014 by 


 
Abandoned Packard plant in Detroit, courtesy Albert duce via Wikimedia

Developer From Peru Buys Rundown Packard Plant In Detroit

With some of America's best-known car brands culled during 2008's financial crisis, it's easy to forget that some of America's greatest marques have now been gone for... read more February 6, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker's New Owner May Not Have Access To Brand Name, Logo

You'd think a company's name and logo were among the standard items of any business buying up the assets of a bankrupt firm, but in the case of Fisker Automotive's... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

DOT Wants Communicating Cars To Curtail Crashes

That autonomous cars will be available over the next few decades doesn't come as much of a surprise. They will, however, be largely optional for the time being--so you won't... read more February 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Delivers Record 15,400 Cars In 2013

Only a couple of years ago, Maserati was selling around 6,000 cars per year on the back of two model lines: the Quattroporte and GranTurismo. Not surprisingly, many scoffed... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper Countryman

MINI Production At Magna Steyr Ending In 2016, Moving To U.K., Netherlands

BMW's version of the MINI is an unusual vehicle, and it's built in unusual places. Currently, many MINIs are built in the Oxford, England plant that's most closely tied to... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo

Combined Fiat And Chrysler Corporation To Be Known As Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Following its acquisition of all remaining shares in Chrysler from the United Auto Workers VEBA Trust earlier in the month, Italian automaker Fiat has rebranded itself Fiat... read more January 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Corolla S

Toyota Remains World’s Biggest Automaker With 9.98 Million Sales In 2013

Toyota managed to surpass the Volkswagen Group and General Motors for the second straight year in the global vehicle sales race, having registered 9.98 vehicle sales in 2013... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover Sells Record 425,006 Vehicles In 2013

Jaguar Land Rover is another luxury automaker boasting record sales for 2013. The British automaker reported sales of 425,006 units for the period, an increase of 19 percent... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 e-tron, technical details

Audi Replaces Chief Of quattro Performance Division: Report

The head of Audi quattro Franciscus van Meel has reportedly been replaced after less than two years on the job, despite the performance division expanding its range and... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
Fiat logo

Fiat Finalizes Its Purchase Of Remaining Chrysler Shares

Fiat has completed its planned acquisition of the remaining Chrysler shares it announced earlier this month, making the U.S. automaker a wholly-owned subsidiary of the... read more January 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley Sells Record 10,120 Cars In 2013

Bentley, like many of its rivals, posted record sales results for 2013. The British marque managed to sell 10,120 units during the past year, which was up 19 percent on the... read more January 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Buick Verano Turbo

GM Sales Rise 4 Percent In 2013 To 9.7 Million Vehicles

General Motors has confirmed it sold 9,714,652 vehicles in 2013, a rise of 4 percent on the 9.29 million it sold the previous year. That puts it about equal with the... read more January 15, 2014 by 


 
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